Shared Topic: Starting Over

I just recently joined up on the Blog Azeroth site. It looks like there are a ton of folks out there with WoW blogs… my blog reader will be hurting more than it already is soon.

I had read several of the shared topics before, but had never thought to join in, and this specific topic looked like a good bit of fun.  Basically, if I had the chance to start over, with another character at level 80 (or level 1 depending on whether I like to level or not… which I don’t), what class/race/faction would it be?

I have made attempts at this with alts, and have had a lot of fun with all of them… but I always end up going back to Khraden (my Paladin).  Sure I’ve leveled my DK almost to 75 now, and he is slowing gaining ground, but I still feel like I’m leaving my paladin out.

Now, if I had the opportunity, I would probably choose another class, if not at least to try it out.  There are a couple of classes that I’d choose though.

I’ve always wanted to have a caster, and why not one of the quintesential caster stereotypes.  Mostly because of the cool backstory that I could create for him, but also the fact that he is almost a polar opposite of all that my Paladin stands for.  Just the fact that he summons demons would be enough to separate him from Khraden.

I have yet however to level one very far.  I believe that my highest level Warlock is a level 14 Undead named Dreadvein (over on Ner’zhul I believe).  Didn’t go to far with him, not only because he didn’t have any financial backing, but also because I just couldn’t get into the swing of the early leveling with him.

I do, truly enjoy some of the set pieces that Warlocks have though, very dark, very sinister, and everything my paladin isn’t.

The other option that I would choose is–
I have always wanted to have a purely melee dps character, and the Rogue perfectly fits that bill.  Much like the Warlock, he would also seem to fill that spot opposite my Paladin.  The story could be darker, and possibly a rough upbringing lead him to his current path.  In addition to the opposing factors, the abilities and utilities of Rogues just seem to be fun.

Like the warlock, I also do enjoy the set pieces that Rogues have, it really encompasses the stealthiness a rogue should have (though in some cases some of the spikes go a bit far).

I do have a DK, which for all purposes of the class is the anti-paladin; but playing him just seems to close to playing a paladin (in that they where plate, use 2handers, and beat the crap out of stuff when in a melee dps position).  Maybe eventually I’ll break down and level another class all the way.  Time will tell.

Rogue Paladin

Paladin’s are enforcers of all that is good, defenders of the light. Well, not always. At least if you’ve got a friend who’s an alchemist. Recently a friend of mine “Midnightwar 70 Warlock” had run most of the way through Karazhan with our normal evening group. It had gotten late, and we all quit before the Chess Event, and before taking out the Curator, or was it the Shade of Aran… I can’t remember. Anyway, there were still mob’s wandering between the entrance and the Chess Event.

Well I had read up about being able to use invisibility potions to get past all the mobs and into the Chess Event with no concequense. So, the next evening, we got online, and waited to see if the group was going to form up again, and finish up the Karazhan run. Well, they didn’t, so we got ahold of the Raid leader and told him our plan. He didn’t expect us to make it, so he gave us the OK… not so Rogue like, but at least being polite.

So we got ahold of a friend of ours, and I bought him the recipe for the Invisibility potion. Grabbed some reagents, and scooted off on my charger to find him. Got a total of 6 invisibility potions, just to be safe, and Midnightwar and I made our way to Karazhan.

You won’t believe it, with 3 potions a piece, 1 soulstone/redemption, and a little luck, we made it to the door.

Just to clear things up, the Chess Event is meant to be done by a group of 10 people, each controlling a different chess piece. We attempted it with just the two of us, initially not realizing that we didn’t have to have the King possessed the whole time. On the 3rd try, success.

I kind of felt bad, since nothing dropped for Midnightwar, but I came out really good. Out of the chest came the Triptych of the Ancients, and the Battlescar Boots.

A Holy paladin’s dream to get one of the best healing shields in the game (at least as far as I can go) for free.